GOC ALERT: DEADLINE FOR ASSAULT WEAPON REGISTRATION FAST APPROACHING
REGISTRATION ENDS AT 11:59:59 P.M. ON JUNE 30, 2018.
Gun Owners of California fought tooth and nail against legislation outlawing bullet buttons and the expansion of the “assault weapon” definition, but nonetheless, we strongly urge compliance with the law. Remember, we are the law abiding. If we don’t like the laws, rather than break them, we will work diligently to change them – in the courts, legislatively – and through the elections.
In 2016, Assembly Bill 1135 and Senate Bill 880 were signed by Governor Brown and require that any person who, from January 1, 2001, to December 31, 2016 lawfully possessed an assault weapon that does not have a fixed magazine – including those weapons with an ammunition feeding device that can be readily removed from the firearm with the use of a tool (commonly referred to as a bullet-button) – must register the firearm before July 1, 2018 (extended from the original date of January 1, 2018).
For information on what is specifically required to register firearms as “assault weapons” click HERE to be linked to the Department of Justice website.
DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE!
REGISTRATION ENDS AT 11:59:59 P.M. ON JUNE 30, 2018
- Anyone choosing not to register must either convert their firearms to comply with the new laws/regulations or disassemble them so that they are non-functional.
- All applications for assault weapon registration must be submitted by the deadline. No applications will be accepted thereafter.
- Read the requirements in advance of the deadline (link above); photos and proof of residency are among the items required. Don’t be caught at the last minute without adequate information to submit.
- Registration requires creating a California Firearms Application Reporting System (CFARS) account (https://cfars.doj.ca.gov/login.do)
If history is any indicator, it’s important to register sooner rather than later. The Department of Justice website has been known to malfunction when deadlines approach. Be aware – if there is a problem, it will be the REGISTRANT’S fault – not DOJ’s.The Department of Justice’ website states “This legislation closes the “bullet button” loop hole and categorizes “bullet button” firearms as assault weapons.” To be clear: GOC does not – nor have we ever – believe there to be any loophole. We have always taken issue with the classification of a firearm as an “assault weapon” – a term created by politicians to further an anti-2nd Amendment political agenda.